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27 July 2007

On being 37

It’s been a while since I’ve posted because I’ve been away visiting first my Dad and then my Mum. No-one can say I’m not a model daughter. I’ve also had a birthday – and I’m not the only one.

You are probably wondering what I have learned in my 37 rotations of the sun. Am I the sort of person who pauses to reflect on life’s lessons? Or do I blithely continue on my merry way with nary a care nor a clue? I am sure that you think you know the answer to that one, but in a valiant attempt at a rebuttal I thought I would share the small pearls of wisdom that have come to me in the last few days since my birthday.

  • An enduring love of ice cream is a joy .

Clare enjoys an ice cream

cruets and Guinnes glasses

Still so much to learn.

Filed under: Archive photo,This much I know — Clare @ 4:05 pm

4 responses

  1. Greenmantle

    HB Clare!….Love the the B/W close up shot. Nice tones and great use of foreshortened DOF.

    I have an anniversary quite soon…one that ends in an ‘0’. Not sure how I feel about it to be honest… As a perpetual teenager inside, I haven’t come to terms with the ageing thing yet.


    (27.07.07 @ 7:22 pm)

  2. Clare

    Hi GM – Thanks! I’m glad you like the picture. I’ve been experimenting a bit with the aperture priority mode on the camera and I’m getting more and more interested in trying to capture texture (I like the grainy bits of pepper and the contrast with the smooth glass and the foam). I feel a project coming on!

    My grandmother always said that ageing is better than the only available alternative – when you look at it that way, anothre birthday doesn’t necessarily seem so bad. Plus, the perpetual internal teenager thing is important I think. Unless you’re also sulking in your room and a slave to your hormones.

    (28.07.07 @ 1:39 pm)

  3. Frankie

    Happy Birthday! It gets better and better.

    (28.07.07 @ 8:57 pm)

  4. Clare

    Hi Frankie – Thanks for the good wishes. I’m looking forward to the getting better bit!

    (31.07.07 @ 7:14 pm)

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